[cc-licenses] Need clarification: What is "commercial"?
jo at durchholz.org
Fri May 4 13:07:42 EDT 2007
James Grimmelmann schrieb:
> An underappreciated virtue of CC licenses is that they invite a further
> conversation. Simply by using one, even if it's not terribly
> permissive, I invite people to ask whether X further use is also okay
> with me.
I have seen that happen.
Somebody posted a graphics on the Web and put an ND license on it.
First question on the forum: "How about BY-SA?"
Which was promply done - the license choise was simply a mistake.
If the license hadn't been CC, the requester would have had to explain
what exactly he wanted. Far more work to understand what he wants, check
that there are no loopholes in the new language, and implement the change.
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